"All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life: there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don’t show the million decisions that led to that moment.” - Richard Bach
I just read this quote for the first, second and third times and I love it. I have two hopes for you and how we raise you.
1) We raise you to never judge others. Ok, more realistically; we raise you to never judge others in the presence of people you don't trust. We all judge others, it happens. But before casting your opinion, please remember that no matter how much you think you know, you will probably never know the truth or whole story.
2) Never, EVER trust a news story. You can't learn the truth in 30-90 second sound bites. And if you ever go into journalism, I'll have to drop you like my coke habit. (sniff sniff)
I keep notes on you hoping to get an hour or two to write it out, but that time just hasn't materialized in the last month. I'll do better.
Sorry, I haven't written in a while. Work has been....uhm.....hmmm... Interesting. Work is NOT and will NEVER be more important than you. But writing to you has taken a back seat to spending time with you. I'll take the fleeting memories of your laugh any day of the week over my poor story telling posted on the for all eternity.
I love you so much Tess.